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Old 02-27-2013, 08:36 AM   #1
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Just stumbled across these parts.

Vaterra Twin Hammers, Blue Monkey RC

The chassis plate and the rear lower links look like great designs! Any conformation on awesomeness from these?
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:10 AM   #2
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:19 AM   #3
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Mine are already shipped out, so I hope they work out as great as they look
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:22 AM   #4
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I have a top plate on my work bench. Will probably install it tonight. It's good quality.

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Old 02-27-2013, 11:29 AM   #5
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Yup.

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Old 02-27-2013, 11:37 AM   #6
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Just recieved mine today great quality,anf fit!
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:58 AM   #7
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Sweet guys! Run them and crash them to see how they, and the TH, hold up!
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:01 PM   #8
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I'm interested to see whether the aluminum shock plate kills the transmission housing or not; after some rigorous bashing.

I'm diggin the links though, may have to order some soon...
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:15 PM   #9
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I'm interested to see whether the aluminum shock plate kills the transmission housing or not; after some rigorous bashing.

I'm diggin the links though, may have to order some soon...
Agreed, that is my only concern as well. I hope someone does some great nose dives to see how the TH holds up to that aluminum plate.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:49 PM   #10
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My guess is it will be fine. The part of the tranny that the plate bolts to is quite flexible. But I could see it being brittle in the cold and breaking I guess.


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Old 02-27-2013, 01:30 PM   #11
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My guess is it will be fine. The part of the tranny that the plate bolts to is quite flexible. But I could see it being brittle in the cold and breaking I guess.


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Keep us updated. I've been hovering over the buy button since I first saw the parts. I know you will let us know how it holds up, but I figured that I would mention it anyways.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:07 PM   #12
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:18 PM   #13
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I saw that you had them, as I've posted to your thread.

Just wanted to start a general one to get as many people to chime in on how they do while on the truck and under the abuse of different driving styles.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:03 PM   #14
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I'm interested to see whether the aluminum shock plate kills the transmission housing or not; after some rigorous bashing.

I'm diggin the links though, may have to order some soon...
I got a buddy coming to visit next week with his busted up trans. Ill be sure too take some pics for you guys. I warned him but he went ahead and made one himself anyways. Now Im going to be fixing it for him with the extra parts you need for it to be 100% successful in ANY situation.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:25 AM   #15
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I got a buddy coming to visit next week with his busted up trans. Ill be sure too take some pics for you guys. I warned him but he went ahead and made one himself anyways. Now Im going to be fixing it for him with the extra parts you need for it to be 100% successful in ANY situation.
If there was a way to extend the plate so that it also mounts underneath the shift servo (think Harley's fs shift servo plate but as one piece combined with the Blue monkey part), there wouldn't be any broken transmissions.

I'm not quite abusive enough with mine to break the factory plate but it would be nice to have a proper upgrade on hand just in case. I backed the rocker arm nuts off about a mm on each side, and put some thinner shock oil in the front which relieved quite a bit of stress from the shock mount/brace.

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Old 02-28-2013, 09:14 AM   #16
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I ordered the trailing arms last friday, should be in my mailbox when i get home. Ill post some comparison pics and ill beat the shit out of em this weekend for ya and let you know.
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If there was a way to extend the plate so that it also mounts underneath the shift servo (think Harley's fs shift servo plate but as one piece combined with the Blue monkey part), there wouldn't be any broken transmissions.

I'm not quite abusive enough with mine to break the factory plate but it would be nice to have a proper upgrade on hand just in case. I backed the rocker arm nuts off about a mm on each side, and put some thinner shock oil in the front which relieved quite a bit of stress from the shock mount/brace.

That was something I did consider doing once my servo took a dump, but combined with how flexibal the main chassis plate is, it made sence too just completely separate the load off the trans all together, and just stiffen up the chassis, and tie the brace into it. Integrating a servo mount into it would definitely help though quite a bit.
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crazy fast shipping and the fit and finsh is spot on thanx (your my boy Blue) Drail
allso a uber smart vendor for the sticker hook up. im a sticker whore..so thanx
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:20 AM   #19
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I have blue monkey links front and rear, and his servo plate for my scx10 and everythung is spot on. Great quality, fast shipping overall great products
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:51 PM   #20
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Good looking fit and finish. Metal looks very raw and I LIKE it... Fits my rig well.

Love the sticker (I'm a sticker whore too, drail.... Big time).

Only complaint thus far.... One of the threads was bent on one of the arms. Straightened it out but now a bit concerned with durability in the stressed area....



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